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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was brewed in sept. 06 and has since then been aged in oak barrels until bottling on March 22. 2008. The beer is blended for roundness but is still very sour and a little bit acetic. We think our first attempt has been a great success and we will definitely try this again.
8.5% alc. 20 ibu. Serve at 8-12C


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Batch 49, brewed 10.10.06. Best before 30.04.11. Hand trade from johnmichaelsen..lugged from the Eastern US to the Pacific NW...excellent - and thank you! Dark reddish brown with a little head that leaves slim to no head. Smells of tart sourness Flavor brings along a nicely balanced sour that does not smack your face off, but still brings that sour tweak. Drinks easily and a nice brew for any sour fan. Excellent beer to pre-day pre-funk for a day of sours.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
Pours like a cola, dark brown with a head that fades away in seconds. There’s a fair amount of sweetness in both the aroma and flavour. Flavour also has some balsamic vinegar sweet and sour notes. Woody dryness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (805) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours a deep, earthy red with almost now head. It has a strong aroma of wine and earth with some funk and sourness. The flavor is slightly sweet wine and fruit with a long, sour aftertaste over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (558) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
De plus en plus, je me rends compte que je ne trippe pas trop sur cette brasserie. Aucune de leur bière n’est catastrophique (jusqu’ici), mais rien de ressort réellement non plus. Ici, nous avons droit à une rouge des flandres en bonne et dûe forme, mais qui étonne par son manque d’originalité. Ppas besoin donc d’entrer dans les détails sur les diverses notes, car celles-çi sont exactement celles auxquelles on s’attend de ce genre de bière. Aucune surprise, bref.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2472) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
On tap at Novare Res Portland, me. Pours ruby hued, quick foam cream hued head that leaves zero lacing. Some cherries, plums. Medium body with an acidic finish. Hope I can find my car after this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (319) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque amber/burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma is sour and vinous. Taste is red wine, wood, and sour dark fruits. It’s extremely tart and acetic, but has some sweetness to balance things out. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first, but after sipping for some time, I found it to be most agreeable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (259) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Aroma: sweet, fruity and tart; Appearance: very dark ruby red with thin head that dissipates quickly; Taste: extremely tart that finishes with sourness; a bit overwhelming; Palate: medium body with long, tart/sour finish; Overall: pretty good but too tart for me. Would not buy again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. This is a great beer. Sharp, tart, and flavorful. Very sour. Among the better sour red/brown beers around. No complaints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1556) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2016
dark brown pour some dark tan head. Aroma char, licorice, blackberries and cream. Tastes caramel, coffee, licorice dense flavors on top of each other. lots of carb

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2016
13-FEB-2016, bottle @home, brought by Morten. Hazy Brown with a lasting, low, off-white head. Wood, cherry, red wine. Coca Cola, bread. Very very tart. Very very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
0.5 bottle. Hazy, dark brown color and a small, off-white head. Aroma is vinous, acetic, yeasty, sour. Taste is obviously sour, once again acetic, a tad fruity. A medium body, a slick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is even sourer than the rest, introduces strong notes of wood. Overall the beer is definitely too sour to be drinkable; however, I do enjoy feisty brews with flavors full of character. This one certainly falls into this category without offending.


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